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Author: maria falkinger

Where: Linz, Austria
When: Fri Mar 26, 2004 at 6:00 PM

Topic: action and talk
Keywords: Theory, discussion, performance, video, music

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The central theme is the question of the possibilities of alternative forms of living and working in a late capitalist society.

Antke Engel (philosopher, Hamburg),
Eva Illouz (sociologist Jerusalem),
Guillaume Paoli (Glückliche Arbeitslose, Berlin),
Gerald Raunig (philosopher, Vienna),
Karl Reitter (magazine Grundrisse, Vienna),
Terre Thaemlitz (artist, USA/JP),
Beat Weber (magazine Malmoe, Vienna)
b_books, Berlin: Claudia Basrawi, Alessio Bonacorssi, Florian Braun,
Katja Diefenbach, Stephan Geene, Aljoscha Weskott, Tamer Yigit
Curator: Thomas Edlinger

The areas of transition between art in the public interest, social activism and
political reflection that are addressed in the exhibition OPEN HOUSE, will be
queried during this weekend in terms of their relevance for current forms of
subjectification. The focus is on the spheres of life that Kluge/Negt refer to
as the most intense in experience: intimacy and the world of work. Both areas
are still regarded as private and therefore exempt from the necessity of a
public debate. At the same time, though, the grasp of the individual and the
individual's body reveals the manifold manifestations of "biopower", which can
be represented as the interlocking of external and internal techniques of
discipline, of external, administrative regulation procedures and the practiced
"technologies of the self". It is in the interplay of social compulsion and
internalized control that the subject-forming conditions first take shape, of
which the analysis and critique are to be discussed in the course of OPEN WEEKEND.

On Friday evening, beginning at 6 p.m., the discussion will focus on the
processes of the transformation of the concept of work; on Saturday, beginning
at 5 p.m., the "private" practices of love and sexuality will be investigated in
terms of their inevitable interlocking with politics, economy and culture, as
well as possible emancipatory models.

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Submitted by mariafalkinger
Posted on Fri Mar 19, 2004 at 2:14 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME

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